Friday, 20 February 2009


Having first visited the Clyde two weeks ago, the container ship X-PRESS ELBRUS was seen as she sailed this afternoon from Greenock past McInroy's Point on the OOCL SIX service. She was built in 2005 at the Qingshan Shipyard in China, and completed as TS NAGOYA, shortly afterwards becoming TS PUSAN. Two years later she became GABRIELLA, and again shortly afterwards was renamed, this time to her current name. She is managed by Johs Thode, a German company, and is 140.4 metres in length. Her deadweight is 11,023 tonnes and she can carry up to 830 TEU containers.